I dont know about you, but I cannot believe that it is already November and this year is almost over! With that being said though, I have so much to be thankful for this year- including all of you! If youre starting to plan your meals for the holidays, you can find all my Thanksgiving recipes here, with more coming soon!
Why Should Everyone Meal Plan?
Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals!
About The Meal Plan
If youre new to my meal plans, Ive been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal planshere) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day.
Theres also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and much less stressful. Save you money and time. Youll dine out less often, waste less food and youll have everything you need on hand to help keep you on track.
Lastly, if youre on Facebook join mySkinnytaste Facebook Communitywhere everyones sharing photos of recipes they are making, you can joinhere. Im loving all the ideas everyones sharing! If you wish to get on the email list, you can subscribe here so you never miss a meal plan!
Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, are designed to serve 1 while dinners and all meals on Saturday and Sunday are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While we truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, we did our best to come up with something that appeals to a wide range of individuals. Everything is Weight Watchers friendly, I included the updated Weight Watcher Freestyle Points for your convenience, feel free to swap out any recipes you wish or just use this for inspiration!
The grocery list is comprehensive and includes everything you need to make all meals on the plan. Ive even included brand recommendations of products I love and use often. Cross check your cabinets because many condiments youll notice I use often, so you may already have a lot of them.
And last, but certainly not least, this meal plan is flexible and realistic. Theresplenty of wiggle room for cocktails, healthy snacks, dessert and dinner out. And if necessary, you can move some things around to make it work with your schedule. Please let me know if youre using these plans, this will help me decide if I should continue sharing them!
Totals: Freestyle SP 20, Calories 891**
Totals: Freestyle SP 20, Calories 1,059**
B: Petite Crustless Quiche (5) and an orange (0)
L: LEFTOVER Ranch Chicken Salad (3) in an avocado (3)
D: Slow Cooker 3-Bean Turkey Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar (2) and 1 tablespoon light sour
Totals: Freestyle SP 14, Calories 840**
B: Petite Crustless Quiche (5) and a pear (0)
L: Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars (6)
D: LEFTOVER Slow Cooker 3-Bean Turkey Chili (0) with 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar (2) and 1 tablespoon light
sour cream (1)
Totals: Freestyle SP 14, Calories 979**
Totals: Freestyle SP 13, Calories 852**
Totals: Freestyle SP 9, Calories 408**
B: LEFTOVER Pumpkin Pecan Banana Bread (4) and a grapefruit (0)
L: The Skinny Tuna Melt (4) (recipe x 2) with 8 carrot sticks (0)
D: Baked Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato (10)
Totals: Freestyle SP 18, Calories 847**
*Green salad includes 5 cups romaine, cup each: tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas and 10 tablespoons light
vinaigrette. Put 1 serving aside for lunch Tuesday.
**This is just a guide, women should aim for around 1500 calories per day. Heres a helpful calculator to estimate
your calorie needs. Ive left plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food such as coffee, beverages, fruits,
snacks, dessert, wine, etc.